Wednesday, Aug. 15Diabetes support
ILWACO - A Diabetes Support Group meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 15 in the meeting room at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco. This free to the public group is a chance to know your resistance and develop a game plan for preventing or delaying cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Call 642-6308 for more information.
Summer fun fest
OCEAN PARK - A Christian summer fun fest is on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Church, 268th Place and Vernon. This fun event is open to the public. There will be free food, games and prizes. Come dunk the pastor! Call 665-4548 for more information.
School supplies needed
PENINSULA - The Chinook Observer and ReachOut Food Bank are working to gather and distribute needed school supplies for our many low-income families through the Students in Need of Assistance Program (SNAP). Please help us help our kids. You may drop off your donations of money and/or supplies to the Chinook Observer at 205 Bolstad Avenue East, Suite 2, in Long Beach or ReachOut Food Bank at 1405 Bay Avenue, in Ocean Park. For additional information call Marlene at 642-8181 or Mickey at 642-4819.
Summer Fun Nights
OCEAN PARK - On Aug. 15, Ocean Park Lutheran Church is having their Summer Fun Nights program starting at 5:30 p.m. Take an intergenerational trip to Jesus' time at the Sea of Galilee. Come enjoy the food, fun and crafts and learn more about the Sea of Galilee. All ages and all people welcome! Call 665-6344 for more information, or e-mail email@example.com.
ThursdayWahkiakum Cnty Fair
SKAMOKAWA - The Wahkiakum County Fair is Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 in Skamokawa. There will be a variety of fun events including challenging log-rolling contests, a Karaoke contest, lawnmower races, a tractor pull, plus music by the "Celluloid Cowboys" and the blues band, "Dented Trucks." Admission is $6 for the three-day event or $3 per day. This is a really down-home, country-flavored fair with many exhibits, animal shows and great food booths sponsored by local organizations.
Raymond Play Opens
RAYMOND - "The Wind in the Willows," presented by the Summer Youth Theater of the Willapa Players, will open on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hannan Playhouse in Raymond. Sixteen young people between the ages of 8 and 15 will step on stage to present Kenneth Grahame's beloved story of the speed crazy Mr. Toad of Toad Hall. Additional productions are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Jensen's Furniture, and Raymond Drug.
PENINSULA - It's time for physicals for participants in Ocean Beach School District sports. Get a physical on Aug. 16 at Family Health Center in Klipsan Beach for $20 between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary within those set times.
PENINSULA - These neighborhood women's groups meet every week offering fun, friends, Bible study, prayer, support and spiritual renewal. Each group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at the following homes: Bonnie Masson, 32904 "J" Place, Surfside, 665-6504; Mindy Burns, 33609 "I" Street, Surfside, 665-0880; and Donna Bradberry at 33708 "V" Place, Oysterville, 665-2463.
NASELLE - Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Naselle Life Savers, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, is held at the Naselle Fire Station at the junction of Hwy. 4 and Hwy. 401. Call 253-682-7152 for more information.
FridaySummer food program
NASELLE - Naselle School District is offering a free breakfast and lunch program for children ages one through 18, Monday through Friday through Aug. 17 at the school cafeteria, 793 State Route 4 in Naselle. Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to noon. There are no applications, no names required - just come and eat good food! Call 484-7123 for more information.
Vacation Bible School
LONG BEACH - Peninsula Church of the Nazarene at 13th Street and North Pacific Highway in Long Beach is hosting vacation bible school for kids ages 6 to 12 years old from 9 a.m. to noon daily, through Aug. 17. Please R.S.V.P. for early registration by calling Patsy at 642-8598 or Marlys at 642-8894.
SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-2902 for more information.
SaturdayIHS School Reunion
ILWACO - Alumni of Ilwaco High School are encouraged to attend the 15th Annual School Reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Ilwaco High School football practice field. Come early, stay late. Call 642-3446 for more information. The IHS Alumni Golf Classic begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Call Mike "Tiger" Williams at 642-4864 to reserve your place.
CHINOOK - All Season's Kidstuff in Chinook is having a free car seat check and finger printing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18 at 786 SR 101 in Chinook. Call 777-8697 for more information.
PACIFIC COUNTY - The Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners and the Pacific County Historical Society are sponsoring a tour of six lovely gardens on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pacific County Courthouse grounds and the Pacific County Historical Museum stops are in South Bend - the other gardens are in Willapa Valley, close to Hwy 6. Jane Kirkpatrick, author of "A Clearing in the Wild" and "A Tendering in the Storm" (historical fiction on the Keil Colony and the Emma Giesy family) will be selling and signing books at one of the gardens. The tour is self-guided. Tickets are $10. For further information, please call the Pacific County Historical Society at 360-875-5224.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church is celebrating 93 years of ministry in Ocean Park from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 18 at the corner of Park Avenue and 262nd Place. The public is invited to meet their new pastor "Annie Oakley" Rev. Mary Evelyn Long. Enjoy a free hot dog meal, music by Barbara Poulschock, Barbara Bate and other local performers. They will be raising money for the new Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula as well as for Camp Victory. Call 665-4177 for more information.
KLIPSAN - Golden Sands at 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan Beach, is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the LifeTrail Park. Donated items are needed. Call Pam Fox at 665-0190.
LONG BEACH - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games. All these events and more are free.
Free haircuts & more
OCEAN PARK - On Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jenn's Hair Den, located at 1715 Bay Avenue No. 2 in Ocean Park is having an anniversary celebration with free haircuts for kids 10 years old and younger on a first-come, first-served basis, free pop and juice, free hotdogs and music, plus there will be a clown on hand for some good fun. Plus they are having a raffle for the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club. Raffle tickets are $5 each for a chance to win three huge baskets of goodies. Call 665-0086 for information.
SundayJazz and Oysters
PENINSULA - Legendary drummer, Ron Steen, known in the jazz community as the "Godfather of Jazz Jams," will bring an all-star line-up to the rolling lawn of the historic Oysterville schoolhouse on Sunday, Aug. 19, for Jazz and Oysters - a not-to-be-missed annual benefit for the Water Music Festival. Jazz and Oysters promises to be a memorable day with great musical entertainment, a beer and wine garden, oysters on the barbecue, fruit and cheese plates, and scrumptious desserts from some of the Peninsula's renowned restaurants. An all-day pass is $18. Tickets for children age six to 12 are half price. For information, call 642-2400 or access www.funbeach.com.
OCEAN PARK - Sangha by the Sea will not meet on Sunday, Aug. 19. The membership has volunteered to help with a community project that weekend.
MondayIntl Kite Festival
PENINSULA - The Washington State International Kite Festival is Aug. 20 through Aug. 26 with events along the boardwalk in Long Beach. There will be a variety of events each day, from Korean kite displays to presentations about signal kites, children's kite making and much more. The awards banquet and museum auction is Saturday, Aug. 25 at the museum. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the buffet starts at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 per person.
LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters will again be preparing and serving their annual salmon and tuna dinners at the Kite Festival, Aug. 20 through 26. The boosters are an all-volunteer organization and all of the funds raised go to the kids in our community. They can always use volunteers who would like to help at the event. If you are interested in helping, call Mary Goelz at 642-4504. Leave your name and number if she is not available and she will return your call.
CHINOOK - Fort Columbia Interpretive Center at Fort Columbia State Park just east of Chinook is open every day during the month of August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission is charged. Call 642-3029 for more information.
Art around town
PENINSULA - During August, the Peninsula Arts Association offers exciting works by local artists at the following sites: Edith Turner Brown is displaying her paintings at the Ark Restaurant; at the Ilwaco Library is the work of Ted Diebolt and that of Bernie Elliopt; while at Ocean Beach Hospital come see displays by Rose and George Power and also Edith Turner Brown. The public is invited to view and enjoy all of their varied displays.
North Beach mtg
OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Public Development Authority (NBPDA) meets at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 at the Ocean Park fire station, 26110 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park. For additional information, you can call 665-5371.
SEAVIEW - The Seaview Democratic Precinct No. 1 meets on Monday, Aug. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. Call Pat Donnelly at 642-2130 for information.
Friends of Chinook
CHINOOK - The Friends of Chinook School meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Chinook fire hall. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the school.
ILWACO - Volleyball practice for girls in ninth through 12th grade runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Aug. 20 at Ilwaco High School gym. Call Linda at 783-2389 for information.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Stamp Club meets Aug. 21 beginning at noon at the Ocean Park Library. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.
GRAYS RIVER - The Grays River Grange meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m., at 11 South Hull Creek Road. The next meeting is Aug. 21. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend. For additional information, call Donna Moody at 360-465-2253.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK - The Do Nothing Club is looking for a few good men. If you are a new man in the community, and even if you are not and want to meet and make immediate friends with 18-plus guys, come to the Do Nothing Club on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and just grouse if you want. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
ILWACO - The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild meet Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most often their meetings are at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, but call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Ocean Park Library. The upcoming art show in October will be discussed so attendees are encouraged to bring ideas and suggestions to the meeting. Everyone is welcome. Call 665-4592 for information.
Wednesday, Aug. 22Pacific County Fair
MENLO - The 111th Pacific County Fair, located six miles east of Raymond on SR-6 in Menlo, is Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 25. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. The theme this year is "Just Hoofin' Around." Pacific Transit is offering reduced fares to and from the fairgrounds. There will be a variety of 4-H events and presentations throughout the fair and the Carnival Company will have many fun rides ready to go. Come support local youth at the fair.
SEAVIEW - On Wednesday, Aug. 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m., enjoy a great no-host breakfast, while discussing books and writing with your neighbors, while you get the early scoop on book and writing events. The format is an open forum around the breakfast table at Debi's Restaurant. For information contact Independent Books at 642-8438.
Board of Adjustment
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Board of Adjustment meets at 3 p.m. at the Seaview Transit Building. The meeting is open to the public.
Future Events Veterans meeting
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.
OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.
ILWACO - Peninsula Players' upcoming production will be a performance of three one-act plays. They include: a drama, "A Time for Farewells," written by Damien Trasler and directed by Debra West; and two hilarious comedies, "The Backyard Gossips" written by Wilma Vardsveen and directed by Diane Curry and "Pigs in Heaven," written and directed by local author Barbara Haines Howett. Performances are at River City School of Arts, 122 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. They start at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 25 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. Tickets are $5 and are available at Stormin' Normans in Long Beach, Sentry Market in Ocean Park and at Imperial Schooner in Ilwaco.
CAPE D - On Aug. 25, beginning at 2 p.m., the Naselle Marimba Band, under the direction of David King, will perform numbers from their Marimba repertoire. The concert will be held at Waikiki beach amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park, is free and open to the public. Bring your blanket and/or chair and come enjoy. Call 642-3029 for information.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.
SEAVIEW - Women's Inductive Bible Study meets Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 12 at Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Attendees should bring a spiral notebook, pen and pencil, Bible and study guide. For more information and a study guide, call Diane at 665-2535.
PENINSULA - Operation Shore Patrol, the annual volunteer litter cleanup program of Washington ocean beaches, is set for Sept. 15 and 16. Coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association, the goal is to remove litter and debris from area beaches and dunal areas while focusing public attention on litter and its environmental impact. Volunteers with Operation Shore Patrol may be able to camp free at Cape Disappointment State Park. A limited number of campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Make plans to volunteer and call 360-636-1675 to reserve your space now.
OYSTERVILLE - The Oysterville Community Club is sponsoring the Oysterville Schoolhouse Centennial Celebration on Sept. 15. Call Nancy Lloyd for more information at 665-4670, or write to her at P.O. Box 52, Oysterville, WA 98641.
ILWACO - The Port of Ilwaco wants your old, unusable crab pots! Crab pots can be dropped off at the Ilwaco boatyard. For more information call Karla Nelson at 642-7667 or the Port office at 642-3143.